was in Redfern from about late eighties until 1993.
People from about 167 Parishes in Sydney
were attracted to the Redfern church Community headed
by Father Ted Kennedy. His preaching of the Gospel,
reading and sharing theology was refreshing. It challenged
us to practical works of peace and justice. Mum Shirl
Smith was a powerful model for us all. I recall wonderful
celebrations of Easter where Parishioners were involved
in creating touching authentic ways of celebrating;
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Gospel
imperative called us to join peace ventures, attend
court appearances to support aboriginal friends and
visit the same in prison. Father Ted, a strong spiritual
leader - one of us in complicated planning, in celebrating
or cleaning a church.
by Sr Margaret Mazzer